Bangkok,15 August 2019: “Let us honour Bangabandhu’s sacrifice by working hard for making Shonar Bangla”, said Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, Md. Nazmul Quaunine at the commemorative programme organised at the Embassy of Bangladesh in Thailand on the occasion of the National Mourning Day and the 44th anniversary of the martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members .
A Milad Mahfil, special prayers and apanel discussion was dedicated to mark the Day organised at the Embassy premises followed by laying of wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu by Bangladesh Community and Thai school children alongside the Ambassador of Bangladesh. A large number of expatriate Bangladeshis living in Thailand including from UNESCAP and other International organisations, businessmen and Bangladeshi students studying in different Thai Universities as well as local Thai people, especially school children participated spontaneously in Bangladesh’s National Mourning Day programme.
In his speech Ambassador Quaunine condemned the heinous killing of the Father of the Nation on 15 August and termed it as one of the most shameful and inhumane assassination in world history. The Ambassador paid a rich tribute to Bangabandhu for his fearless leadership of the Bengali nation’s emancipation towards its independence and sovereignty in 1971, as well as his diplomatic achievements between 1972-75 towards Bangladesh’s international recognition and membership in the UN. Ambassador Quaunine also briefed the community of the various initiatives undertaken by the Embassy to mark the Birth Centenary celebrations coming up next year.